By connecting health research and education organisations across Australia, AARNet enables collaboration between the higher education and health sectors.

How we support the health research community

AARNet connects health research and education organisations across Australia – enabling collaboration between the higher education and health sectors, and advancing health research and education between people and organisations separated by distance.

We support the development of national and international collaborations in the health research community through our eResearch group.

As a founding member of the Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN), which incorporates a Medical Working Group, AARNet is a leader in the field of international health collaboration.  This working group uses AARNet’s high definition video conferencing infrastructure to deliver training from Australian experts to locations around Australia and into Asia.

For example, we recently enabled University of Adelaide Clinical Associate Professor and gastroenterologist Rajvinder Singh to perform endoscopy procedures at the Lyall McEwan Hospital in Adelaide for a live audience at a gastroenterological society event thousands of miles away in Japan.

AARNet assisted with bringing eduroam wireless networks to a number of hospital campuses in Queensland and is working toward the same goal in other states.  This initiative enables university staff and students to access networks easily and securely when they visit hospital campuses.

AARNet is focused on providing unequalled networking and collaboration services to enable Australia’s health research and education organisations reach the goal of working seamlessly together to undertake essential health research and education across the nation’s vast distances.

You can learn more about how AARNet supports organisations and institutions involved in health research and education from Case Studies and stories posted on our AARNews blog.

Case Studies